Oddities and Statistical Facts, Week 9

gallo

In case you didn’t know, some guy from Las Vegas who stands at 6’5″ and weighs 230 lbs made his big league debut. He stole everyone’s thunder last week, but also shone were other rookies.

Game 52

Joey Gallo, the man with an enormous ceiling and raw power, had a memorable night in his first game in the bigs. With a stellar 3-for-4, one round tripper, and four RBI performance, the Bishop Gorman legend set an uncountable number of records. To mention a few…

Gallo joined Ranger great Rusty Greer, Jeff Kunkel, and George Wright as the fourth player in team history to have three hits in MLB debut.

Gcar Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO WPA RE24 aLI BOP Pos Summary
1 Joey Gallo 2015-06-02 TEX CHW W 15-2 5 3 3 1 0 1 4 1 1 0.296 3.526 .762 6 3B
1 Rusty Greer 1994-05-16 TEX OAK W 11-7 6 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0.050 2.121 .713 2 RF
1 Jeff Kunkel 1984-07-23 TEX BAL L 5-9 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.001 0.492 .620 7 SS
1 George Wright 1982-04-10 TEX CLE W 8-3 5 2 3 1 0 1 3 1 1 0.301 2.666 .897 1 CF

If you make the threshold “getting on base four times in MLB debut”, he’s the third one in franchise history alongside Wright and Jim French, who did it as a Senator in 1965.

His monster shot in the third inning made him the ninth player in team history to go yard in MLB debut, including the two did it in the Washington D.C. years.

Gcar Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA H HR RBI BB SO WPA RE24 aLI BOP Pos Summary
1 Joey Gallo 2015-06-02 TEX CHW W 15-2 5 3 1 4 1 1 0.296 3.526 .762 6 3B
1 Jurickson Profar 2012-09-02 TEX CLE W 8-3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0.146 0.970 .425 9 2B
1 Ruben Mateo 1999-06-12 TEX COL L 7-8 5 1 1 2 1 0 0.145 1.750 1.470 2 CF
1 Rusty Greer 1994-05-16 TEX OAK W 11-7 6 3 1 3 0 0 0.050 2.121 .713 2 RF
1 Chad Kreuter 1988-09-14 TEX OAK W 9-1 5 2 1 3 0 2 0.055 1.628 .370 7 C
1 Ruben Sierra 1986-06-01 TEX KCR L 3-5 4 2 1 3 1 0 0.329 2.788 1.332 5 CF
1 George Wright 1982-04-10 TEX CLE W 8-3 5 3 1 3 1 1 0.301 2.666 .897 1 CF
1 John Kennedy 1962-09-05 (1) WSA MIN L 7-9 1 1 1 1 0 0 0.029 1.000 .190 9 PH
1 Don Lock 1962-07-17 (1) WSA CHW W 1-0 4 1 1 1 0 2 0.125 0.298 .990 6 LF

Other than that, Gallo is the first in team history to drive in four, and second to score three runs in his debut, respectively.

Despite not starting in this historic contest, Carlos Corporan drove in five runs via a two-run single and a three-run jack after replacing Robinson Chirinos, who was plunked and had to leave the game. As a result, the Puerto Rican catcher became the first Ranger to record five RBI as a substitute.

Game 53

It was a less glamorous night for the Las Vegas native, but he still managed himself get into a page of history book. After struggling to handle Chris Sale‘s magical slider in the first 3 plate appearances and going down on strikes in each of them, he tormented a 75 MPH breaker from Zach Duke, sent it to the upper deck in the ninth inning. In doing so, Gallo joined Kevin Kouzmanoff, Brett Pill, along with 16 others as the only players to hit a home run in each of first two games in career.

Game 55

By shutting down the Royals to two hits over 9 frames, Chi Chi Gonzalez became just the third Ranger to throw a complete game shutout within first two outings in career.

Gcar Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R BB SO HR Pit Str GSc BF GDP ERA WPA RE24 aLI
2 Chi Chi Gonzalez 2015-06-05 TEX KCR W 4-0 SHO9, W 9.0 3 0 2 2 0 116 74 81 30 1 0.00 0.410 4.308 .695
2 Len Barker 1976-10-03 TEX CHW W 3-0 SHO9, W 9.0 3 0 2 6 0 85 31 1 0.00 0.508 4.066 .997
1 Don Loun 1964-09-23 WSA BOS W 1-0 SHO9, W 9.0 5 0 0 2 0 79 32 0 0.00 0.711 4.066 1.388

Gonzalez also became one of the 19 pitchers since 1914 to throw at least 5.2 scoreless innings in each of first two games in career.

Rk Name Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO IP H R BB SO HR ERA HBP Tm
1 Ray Caldwell 1914-04-17 1914-05-06 3 3 0 3 3 3 25.0 9 0 4 9 0 0.00 0 NYY
2 Chi Chi Gonzalez 2015-05-30 2015-06-05 2 2 0 2 1 1 14.2 5 0 7 4 0 0.00 0 TEX
3 Mike Wright 2015-05-17 2015-05-23 2 1 0 2 0 0 14.1 7 0 3 10 0 0.00 1 BAL
4 Andrew Albers 2013-08-06 2013-08-12 2 2 0 2 1 1 17.1 6 0 1 4 0 0.00 0 MIN
5 Ryan Sadowski 2009-06-28 2009-07-03 2 2 0 2 0 0 13.0 7 0 4 6 0 0.00 0 SFG
6 Vin Mazzaro 2009-06-02 2009-06-07 2 2 0 2 0 0 13.2 8 0 4 5 0 0.00 0 OAK
7 Scott Lewis 2008-09-10 2008-09-15 2 2 0 2 0 0 14.0 6 0 2 8 0 0.00 0 CLE
8 James Parr 2008-09-04 2008-09-10 2 1 0 2 0 0 12.0 7 0 3 8 0 0.00 0 ATL
9 Kazuhisa Ishii 2002-04-06 2002-04-12 2 2 0 2 0 0 11.2 4 0 6 15 0 0.00 0 LAD
10 Carlos Hernandez 2001-08-18 2001-08-23 2 1 0 2 0 0 13.0 7 0 3 14 0 0.00 0 HOU
11 Vaughn Eshelman 1995-05-02 1995-05-07 2 2 0 2 0 0 13.0 7 0 2 4 0 0.00 1 BOS
12 Dave Ford 1978-09-02 1978-09-14 2 1 0 1 0 0 15.0 10 0 2 5 0 0.00 0 BAL
13 Larry McWilliams 1978-07-17 1978-07-23 2 2 0 2 0 0 13.0 9 0 2 3 0 0.00 0 ATL
14 Tom Phoebus 1966-09-15 1966-09-20 2 2 0 2 2 2 18.0 9 0 5 15 0 0.00 0 BAL
15 Karl Spooner 1954-09-22 1954-09-26 2 2 0 2 2 2 18.0 7 0 6 27 0 0.00 0 BRO
16 Al Worthington 1953-07-06 1953-07-11 2 2 0 2 2 2 18.0 6 0 5 13 0 0.00 0 NYG
17 Dave Ferriss 1945-04-29 1945-05-06 2 2 0 2 2 2 18.0 12 0 11 9 0 0.00 0 BOS
18 Johnny Marcum 1933-09-07 1933-09-11 2 2 0 2 2 2 18.0 10 0 9 7 0 0.00 0 PHA
19 Lefty George 1915-09-06 1915-09-11 2 1 0 1 1 1 14.2 10 0 2 6 0 0.00 2 CIN

Hanser Alberto went 0-for-4, snapped his six-game hitting streak to start his career. Last Ranger before Alberto with as long such streak was Chris Davis in 2008, with Gerald Laird holding the franchise record at 8.

Game 57

Gallo concluded his first week in the Major Leagues with 13 punch outs, including a golden sombrero in game 4, under his belt. The total is tied for the second most through first 6 games in a player’s career. We didn’t see this coming, did we? Gallo, Matt Williams, and Addison Russell can’t thank Doming Santana enough, who struck out 14 times in just 17 plate appearance through first 6 games (and in only 5 of them).

 

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Grew up in Tokyo, Kaz fell in love with the 2004 Rangers that featured Hank Blalock and Mark Teixeira, and has been a fan since then. Other than doing baseball-related activity, which consumes most of his time, he enjoys singing and playing the guitar. He also writes for The Dynasty Guru and The Scoop Sports. You can follow Kaz on Twitter @Kazuto_Yamazaki and reach him via email kazuto.yamazaki@shutdowninning.com.

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